Ross Dyer

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For the soccer player, see Ross Dyer (footballer).

Ross Dyer (born 20 December 1977) is a British sports and entertainment broadcaster.

Biography[edit]

In 2014, he is currently a Football Commentator and Presenter for ESPN in the United States. He also commentates and presents coverage on Fox Sports.

In April 2014, it was announced that he would again be one of ESPN Radio's play-by-play commentators for the 2014 FIFA World Cup [1], having also commentated on the network's critically acclaimed coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup [2].

Between 2012 and 2014 he worked for beIN Sports [3]. This included being a regular on "The Express Extra" analysis show and "The Locker Room" debate show, and commentating on games from Italy's Serie A, Spain's La Liga, France's Ligue 1, England's The Championship and FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches from South America, Africa and CONCACAF.

At beIN Sports he worked with Co-Commentators: Bodo Illgner, Christian Vieri, Ray Hudson & Ian Joy. At ESPN International he has worked on UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Serie A, La Liga and FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches from Europe and South America with Co-Commentators: Robbie Mustoe, Tommy Smyth, Shaka Hislop, Shep Messing, Janusz Michallik, Paul Mariner and Steve Nicol.

In 2012, he commentated on Channel 4's BAFTA and RTS award-winning 2012 Summer Paralympics coverage [4] [5] [6]. He featured on "C4 Para 1, 2 & 3" (three additional digital channels provided throughout the Games), on BSkyB, Virgin TV, FreeSat and Freeview (UK) platforms as well as online at Channel4.com.

Dyer commentated on: Track Cycling (including GB's first Gold Medal of the Paralympics for Sarah Storey) Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Rugby, Powerlifting and 7-a-side Football.

Dyer started his career by creating the in-house media office at AFC Bournemouth in 1999, working on the club's publicity and PR campaigns, including setting up the club's first press office, co-ordinating communications for the new stadium project, and co-ordinating the launch of a new-format website. In October 2001, he joined ITV Sport, where he became the main reporter at the company's Southampton office, working across Football, Tennis, Boxing and Motorsport on shows such as Channel 4's Football Italia, Meridian Match, Soccer Sunday, Football Week UK, KOTV, Meridian Motorsport, GP Weekly, The ATP Tennis Show and Arsenal TV. He also narrated several football club DVDs and end of season DVDs such as Arsenal's Centurions as well as seasonal offerings from Reading, Portsmouth and Southampton.

He also began producing programmes during his time at ITV Sport, and one of his first shows was Manchester United in the USA (2003) covering the club's first pre-season tour of the USA, which was broadcast on Bravo TV and MUTV.

In the summer of 2004, Ross moved away from ITV Sport and took on various production contracts with both Arsenal and Southampton through his company, 1.21 Media Communications. Dyer produced, and reported on all of Arsenal Reserves matches for Arsenal TV Online between 2004 and 2008.

His freelance career at this time included three years as a commentator with IMG, on Premier League mobile phone coverage, and three years as a reporter for Sky Sports on their Football League coverage, reporting for Soccer Saturday, also reporting for and voicing the Football League Review and Big League Weekend programmes.

In the summer of 2007 he produced and directed a show for Sky Sports featuring Gary McAllister, Alan McInally, Russell Osman and Tony Dorigo on their 1000-mile bike ride from the new Wembley Stadium to La Manga in Spain, in aid of the fight against Breast Cancer. This was called Boys out on Bikes.

In 2009, Dyer provided the voiceover for NikeID's video tutorial on their UK website, designed by R/GA [7].

As well as providing four character voices for the 2006 video game, Caesar IV [8], in 2012 he also provided the voice of the character, Myrnin in the trailer to New York Times best-selling author, Rachel Caine's novel, "Black Dawn" from her series, The Morganville Vampires [9]. Dyer has also provided voice-overs for Starwood Hotels, Vedomosti, INRIX and various other corporations.

Work[edit]

Dyer's work includes:

Sports commentary
Video games
  • Caesar IV (providing four character voices)
Voiceover
Podcasts

Dyer also runs his own production companies, Sterling Media LLC & 1.21 Media Communications, which formerly handled all matchday and online media production for Southampton Football Club.

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